Are U.S. Gun Laws to Blame for Violence in Mexico?
A recent explosion of drug-related violence in Mexico killed thousands of people last year, dangerously destabilizing America's southern border. Some people, including many in Congress, believe the violence is being fueled in part by weak U.S. gun laws that allow powerful firearms to reach Mexico. But gun rights advocates see this connection as tenuous at best, and believe the violence in Mexico is being used to scare the public into supporting unnecessary domestic gun control laws. Would stronger gun laws in the U.S. stem the violence in Mexico?